2001 Ford Explorer Q&A

2001 Ford Explorer Question: Mechanic says car needs transmission

The O/D light came on just in normal driving and mechanic says to replace transmission. -
Answer 1
When the OD light comes on and flashes there is a problem in the transmission. It could be something simple like a bad selenoid or major transmission problem. Take it to a transmission shop that has a good reputation, and have the transmission codes read. This will telln you what cost you are looking at. -
Comment 1
The mechanic did not tell me the code but said it would cost $2200.00-$2400.00 -
Comment 2
The diagnostic trouble codes go a long way to help the technician diagnosing a transmission concern, but keep in mind, if the technician removed the transmission pan and found heavy metal debris from some of the many moving components, a replacement or over-haul is still necessary. A failed $3.00 washer in a transmission could come apart and take out thousands of dollars of components. I recommend asking questions as to why the shop come to the conclusion and what other options are available. -
Answer 2
what is trans doing -
Answer 3
Definitely worth a second opinion... -
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